Circles & Curves

What else have I been working on? Well, things that involve curved piecing, of course, because I can’t resist it. I made the label for the Joseph’s Coat top. I’ve basted the seam allowances under so that they don’t fray … Continue reading

Another Two-Colour Quilt

I really didn’t mean to vanish for over 3 months but it seems I did. Truth be told, I was in a bit of a quilting slump. 2015 was not a great year, it seems, for me as far as … Continue reading

Puzzles and Quilts

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love two-colour quilts. I love the classic timelessness of a two-colour quilt. So when I finished the red and white top, I knew it was … Continue reading

Delightful Double Wedding Ring Designs

I watched this video and am now fighting the temptation to drop everything and print some shapes. So many incredible designs that are so easy to stitch? Way too much temptation!!

The giveaway of an Inklingo DWR collection is still open. Go to the All About Inklingo blog to enter the contest. Every one of the designs shown in the little video is possible (and easy) with the DWR collection!

Two Different New York Beauty Blocks and a Giveaway

As if I wasn’t having enough fun with the first New York Beauty collection, on Sunday a second New York Beauty collection was released. Of course I had to make a block. Truth be told, I’ve printed enough for 12 blocks of the new collection and another 12 of the first collection. The Tiffany Lamp quilt is going to be even more fun, if that’s possible, to make!

This is the new block I made with the first collection.

This one was made with the new second collection. I can’t get over how amazingly easy it was to put together. It took about an hour and a half to piece, although it took me much longer to decide which fabrics I wanted to use in which spot. I was going for a much more muted, almost watercolour, effect with this one and I think I accomplished that. For those who paper piece, the collection contains a page that can be printed for that purpose. They are both 6″ blocks.

It’s easy to press. I pieced the two triangle strips first and pressed them, joined the small arc to the quarter circle and pressed that and then joined all the pieces together.

I can’t possibly choose a favourite between the two types. Do you have a favourite?

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Now for the giveaway.

Have you ever been tempted to make a Double Wedding Ring but have shied away from it because of its supposed difficulty? You can win the Inklingo Double Wedding Ring collection which makes stitching a DWR unbelievably simple. It really is Double Wedding Ring with training wheels on. I’ve made a small table runner with the collection and couldn’t believe how easy it was to piece. There are loads of possibilities for designing, as you can see on the All About Inklingo blog. To be entered in the draw, leave a comment at the All About Inklingo blog by Saturday, May 12. The design shown above, Blossoms in Niagara on the Lake, is one of my favourites of the many gorgeous design possibilities shown on this post at the blog. Scroll through the posts and see all the amazing things one can do with the Inklingo DWR collection.

But don’t just stop there. Have a good look through the All About Inklingo blog. It is full of creative inspiration, design layouts, EQ7 downloads using Inklingo shapes, and the list goes on.

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Baxter was posing on the couch on Saturday. I love the crossed paws. He has a little “milk moustache”, as we’ve been calling it. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, I think you’ll see it.